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Met Office warn of ‘blizzard conditions’ as more snow and ice to come for Wales over the weekend

15 Dec 2022 2 minute read
The ruins of a farmhouse in the snow

The Met Office have warned of more snow and ice to come for Wales over the weekend, with the possibility of “blizzard conditions” on higher ground due to strong winds.

A new yellow weather warning for Sunday covers most of mid and north Wales apart from the coastal areas.

A period of snow will lead to some disruption to travel and other activities, the Met Office said, but it will melt rapidly the next day.

They are warning of:

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.
  • Some rural communities could become cut off
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

“A band of snow is expected to move northeast across the UK on Sunday, in most places lasting two to four hours before turning to rain,” the Met Office said.

“Places in the southwest of the warning area will be affected first. Temporary accumulations of 1-3cm to low levels, and perhaps locally 5-8cm across the Welsh mountains, with any snow starting to melt readily from late morning.”

They added: “In addition to the snow and ice, strong winds are expected across all parts, with gales or severe gales mainly across high ground. This will lead to blizzard conditions in some areas for a time.

“A brief period of freezing rain is also possible, most likely to impact areas from the Pennines northwards, with a consequent risk of ice accretion on structures and power lines.”

The warning lasts from 3am to 9pm on Sunday.


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Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
1 month ago

Hello Climate Breakdown deniers, how do you like the way our climate is changing? (Why are they almost always Tories?)

Argol fawr!
Argol fawr!
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter Cuthbert

While I’m convinced climate change is real, the forecast of a blizzard in winter, at high ground, in Wales is not an indicator of it happening Peter.

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
1 month ago
Reply to  Argol fawr!

Derek Brockway said it was turning mild on the weekend 🤔.

Cynan again
Cynan again
1 month ago

Oh for crying out loud! The Saes weather is saying the entire island will be lovely and comparatively warm on Sunday! Now blizzards! I’m going on a S-N and back adventure on Saturday. Already looking at about 10 hours of travel. I’m sure the Saes have done this on purpose just to p me off! Still, should look nice driving through Eryri in the snow at least

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Cynan again

Never seen it looking nicer from any direction, one long dollop of ice-cream…

Cynan again
Cynan again
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

is it snowy up there now? I do love a good snowfall TBH. So long as I can travel. Just ranting because the EBC said it was likely to be a balmy 13°

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